Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Cantonment Board Polls: People prefer independent candidates

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Dehradun: Cantonment board election results in Clement Town and Garhi brought disappointment for bigger parties, BJP and Congress, as nine out of total 15 candidates who won in the elections were Independent.
Dismal show by big parties
The two big parties of the state- BJP and Congress (which is also the ruling party in the state) failed to impress the voters this time round as only 2 candidates from the Congress were able to win their seats (from the areas of Garhi Cantt and Celment Town). The BJP fared a little better as it won 4 seats.

Results of Garhi cantt area were declared first in the morning.

Ward No.

Winner

Runner Up

Vote Margin

1 Vinod Panwar(Independent) Vikky Khana(BJP) 61
2 Jitendra Taneja(Independent) Rajeev Punj(Independent) 153
3 Kamal Raj (BJP) Naveen Kumar (Independent) 191
4 Hitesh Gupta (Independent) Ramesh Kala(BJP) 370
5 Madhu Khatri (Congress) Aman Sahi (Independent) 61
6 Rajendra Kaur Sondhi (Independent) Vimla Devi (Independent) 192
7 Megha Bhatt (BJP) Sandhya (Independent) 241
8 Meenu (Independent) Deepa Chetri (Independent) 679

Clement Town Results

Ward No.

Winner

Runner Up

Vote Margin

1 Tasim Ali (Independent) Tayab Ali (Independent) 186
2 Sunil (Independent) Mohan Joshi (Independent) 249
3 Bhupendra Kandari (BJP) Binod Kumar 277
4 Ramkrishna Yadav (Independent) Vijay Pal(Independent) 29
5 Tek Bahadur (Congress) Narendra Singh (BJP) 268
6 Beena Nautiyal (BJP) Uma Devi(Independent) 119
7 Saheen Akhtar (Independent) Najma Rani(Independent) 111

As per election officials, over 29,000 people voted for the largest and most prestigious cantonment board in Garhi. It also marked the first time wherein votes were cast through an electronic voting machine.

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